lax.com-Custom Stringing-Frequently Asked Questions

Canadian  Rubber  Ruby  Hard  Soft  Monster Mesh  Goalie Hard  Goalie Monster

Canadian Mesh
This mesh has a similar feel to that of traditional hard mesh, but it is twice as thick. Like hard mesh, it is coated, and breaks in pretty easily. Because the mesh is as thick as it is, it holds well in all sorts of weather.

Recommended Pocket Style is three straight shooters. This allows for a quick release, mostly used in high pockets for players who handle the ball with two hands on their sticks. “V” strings sometimes add too much whip in the head, due to the fact that the mesh is so thick.

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Rubber Mesh
A slight variation of traditional hard mesh, grip mesh offers a rubberized coating to allow for more grip on the ball.  Has the same qualities as hard mesh but takes a little bit longer to break in, due to the extra coating.

Recommended Pocket Style is Two Straight, One “V” shooter. This mesh strings well for all three pocket styles, high, middle, and low. Because the mesh is grippy, no more than one “V” string is recommended. Having multiple “V’s” will hold the ball too much.

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Ruby Mesh
Ruby Mesh is a mixture between hard mesh and 6 diamond mesh.  This mesh offers bigger diamonds, allowing for better hold and control of the ball. 

Recommended Pocket Style is to get a high pocket with three straight shooting strings. The pocket has a good amout of hold and generally does not need a "v".

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Hard Mesh
Hard mesh is the most popular mesh used. It breaks in fairly easily and holds its pocket in rain or shine. This mesh is great for all positions. This is the most popular mesh for all positions because it holds up very well in all climates. It doesn’t require much maintenance and is the most consistent of all mesh styles. It is strung with 2 shooters and 1 “V” for 95% of all pockets.

Recommended Pocket Style is a low or mid pocket with two straight shooting strings and a "v" string. This makes for good ball control with smooth and accurate passing.

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Soft Mesh
This mesh is almost identical to traditional hard mesh. It is called soft mesh because it doesn’t have a coating on it like that of hard mesh. This mesh style offers great hold on the ball and an excellent pocket feel when catching and handling the ball. Players who like to have a greater feel on the ball tend to use soft mesh.

Recommended Pocket Style is a mid pocket with one nylon straight shooting string, one regular straight shooting string and one "v" string.

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Traditional
Leather stringing brings lacrosse players back to where it all began. The leathers and cross-lace stringing allow for a more natural feel of the ball. Because the diamonds of a traditional pocket are bigger than that of mesh, it allows for great ball control and a smooth release. Traditional Leather stringing requires a lot of maintenance and must be taken care of during the “breaking in” phase. It is only recommended for players who are comfortable adjusting their pockets regularly.

Recommended Pocket Style is two nylons and three straight shooting strings. This will give you a smooth release with a good amount of hold.

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Monster Mesh

This mesh is a little bit different than traditional hard mesh.  True to its name, this mesh only has 6 diamonds per row.  Bigger diamonds allow for better hold on the ball, resulting in a little bit more whip on shots and passes.  For more advanced players.



Recommended Pocket Style ”V” strings are not recommended for use in 6 diamond mesh.  The bigger diamonds grab the ball enough and offer great ball control.  Long poles have an easy time with the amount of whip in monster mesh because their range of motion when throwing the ball is longer than that of an attackmen.  “V” strings will offer a lot of hold and will add a lot of whip to the stick.  Defensemen who like to carry the ball tend to use monster mesh with high pockets.  The mesh holds on to the ball very well when trying to evade riding attackmen.  Offensive players who like a little bit more whip in their sticks also tend to use 6 diamond mesh.

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Goalie Hard Mesh
This style of stringing offers a consistent pocket for goalies. Pockets tend to be a little bit shallower than monster mesh but are very consistent and easy to use. Works best for younger players

Recommended Pocket Style is 3 straight shooting strings with a mid pocket.



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Goalie Monster Mesh
This style of stringing offers a little bit different feel than that of Hard Mesh. Monster mesh offers goalies with deep pockets and less rebounds than hard mesh. Bigger diamonds help to catch shots with ease and control. Better for more advanced players.

Recommended Pocket Style is 3 straight shooting strings with a mid pocket.



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